Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Vampire Queen's Servant - Review

Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a centuries-old vampire who's been given a new servant-Jacob, a total alpha male unaccustomed to submitting to any woman's wishes. What really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life, and awakens her soul like only true love can. The passion between Elyssa and Jacob yields something else unexpected-a shared history that reaches back through the centuries and is fated to challenge their destiny like nothing ever will again.  
**Summary taken from Goodreads**  


This was my first Joey Hill book and it wont be my last. The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey .W. Hill is book one in her 'Vampire Queen Series', it's certainly not for the faint of heart or if you are used to something a little more tame and vanilla. This book delves into BDSM and D/s in a big way. Jacob is  one of those sexy Alpha men that has you drooling, nothing about him says submissive but when he sees Lady Lyssa he wants her, he learns her ways, how to look after her, be her servant. It's usually the male protagonist who is the more dominant so i was very intrigued to see how it played out with Lyssa in that role. Jacob doesn't submit easily, making the vampire queen work for his submission leaving her frustrated at times but that just adds more to his appeal for her, she's used to "yes" people.


It doesn't all go in Jacob's favour though, certain scenes were pretty brutal to read, the threat of male on male rape, a forced ménage à trois and group voyeurism are just some acts Jacob has to go through to become Lyssa's servant. The vampire politics are quite strict, Lyssa needs Jacob's submission if he is to exist in the vampire world and not undermine her authority. 


Very much character laden i loved this book for alot of reasons, yes it has enough erotica to please the smuttiest of bitches, it has an underline mystery of past history and who is the bad guy, but it's the structure of character in Jacob and Lyssa i loved best. The author gives you great depth in these characters, they're not perfect and she shows you that and for all the politics and rules in both the vampire world and the D/s world all they both want really is love. I liked the tender moments Lyssa had, she was harsh at times so the contrast in her nicer side was good to see. 
This is an on-going series so in The Vampire Queen's servant you don't get all the resolves you would in a stand alone book, but it just made me more eager to follow on with book two The Mark of the Vampire Queen. 


If you like paranormal, vampires, biting, erotica, moresomes and pedicures given by a sexy alpha male then this book is a must read for you. 


I give  The Vampire Queen's Servant 4 Sparkles out of 5 - A Fang-tastic read. 


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18 Speak to Me:

MamaKitty said...

OMG, Jamie & I were literally just talking about this series yesterday. I have books 1-4 of the Vampire Queen series, but I haven't read any yet (what? I've been busy...) but based on Jamie's rec and your review, I'm moving The Vampire Queen up on my TBR list! =)

Leontine said...

I LURV Joey W Hill and though I had to get more acquainted with Lyssa I heart the book for all the things you mentioned in your review. I heard from Joey that she had so many requests for Lyssa and Jacob that she's been contracted for a third book YAY Though to my understanding Mark Of A Vampire Queen does has some form of romantic conclusion!

Sparklybearsy said...

@kitty LOL i know that busy feeling hun. I got this book on a rec from Stella Price, i wasnt sure id like it since i hadnt read the author before so i only bought book one. doh! now im eager to get the second to see the deliciously sexy alpha sub Jacob. Hope you like it Kitty, *cracks whip* now hurry up!! Lol!

Sparklybearsy said...

@Leontine I didn't think i'd like a dominant heroine but you cant help but like Lyssa, she has so many layers to her character...and a man that gives you a pedi, how can you not love him! lol cant wait to read more.

thanks for the comment hun :)

Julie (Rumour) said...

Well, if there are pedicures! I have to say I have been curious about this series for quite some time. Nice review!

Sparklybearsy said...

@Julie Hi Hun! i knew if i mentioned pedicures it'd win the girls over haha! Even though Jacob does it as part of his servant duties i found it endearing (and sexy) that an alpha guy was doing pampering.

Cecile said...

I just wanted to stop by and tell you that your review of this book is awesome. I devour all the Vampire Series that Ms. Hill has. This is my comfy read, lol!
Okay, so I am a very weird person... but this book rocked my world and turned it upside down and inside out and I am forever grateful for Ms Hill!
Okay.... did I mention that I love this series... And yes, Jacob is all sorts of wicked yummies!!! And Lady Lyssa... well, I bow to her for her role in her community!
Awesome review honey!!
Hope all is well!

Sparklybearsy said...

@cecile Hi sweet hope you're good! I think im going to be right there with you hun in the devouring of these books, it's a world im going to love getting to know, i love when an author concentrates more on character building, Lyssa and Jacob are two characters you cant easily forget, thats always crucial for a ferocious reader. Jacob Jacob...nom nom NOM!! Where do we get a servant like him from? ;)

thanks for stopping by hun!

Leontine said...

@sparkleybearsy - That was it with Lyssa, she's like an onion, she got many layers LOL I've got all the books in this series and really need to make some time for Mark of a Vampire Queen...the ending left all sorts of delicious possibilities open en that council, don't we've heard the last of them.

BTW that dinner scene *thud* That was high quality smut don't ya think? *grin*

Cecile said...

Are you kidding me... Jacob is the kind nomnom you want to nomnomnom on till the cows come home!
This couple is a powerhouse couple. And you are right, this couple does not leave you anytime soon after reading. Hell, they still plaque my dreams and reading fantasies!
Joey was my first step into the BDSM world and after that very first taste... there as no looking back!!!
Her character development is flipping awesome and her storytelling is soo rich that you are immediately drawn into the story!!!

Sparklybearsy said...

@leontine Sweet baby geezus on a trampoline! the dinner scene was steamy eyeballs HAWT!! Joey Hill knows how to write good moresome smut. I was all kinds of cheering Jacob, one man servicing two women, that has to be difficult! (i nearly said hard and saw the double entendre LOL!)

Sparklybearsy said...

@Cecile agreed agreed AGREED! and FYI no cows will be coming home...we'll shoot em! so there will be endless nomming on the delish man servant Jacob! ^5 LOL!!

Glory said...

oh-oh this is an awesome book...it's on my TBR since one year, Lol...

Sparklybearsy said...

@Glory hi hun! oh you must put it to the top of your TBR pile, you'll love Jacob! =D

The Mistress of the Dark said...

That looks fantastic. I'm going to have to hunt that one done. Stopping by via the hop.

Sparklybearsy said...

Hi Mistress!

Its a really great compelling book! thanks for stopping by =)

jaymzangel said...

I saw Mandi @ SmexyBooks pimp this & I've wanted to read it ever since. sadly, it's sitting in my cart @ Amazon waiting to be purchased. stupid book diet *sulks*

Sparklybearsy said...

Buy buy BUY, Jay!!!!! Mwahaahhah do ittt!!

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